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Storm Advisory 1/22/20: NHL News, Links and Daily Roundup

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Justin Williams plays the hero again, Artemi Panarin out with an injury, and the Canes - most of them, anyway - head off to vacation.

Kaydee Gawlik

Yesterday’s News Today

  • Justin Williams had another game winning goal last night, in his 30th career multi-goal game.
  • I think the fans had missed him a little bit...
  • Oh and the Hurricanes played dodgeball after their 4-1 win. It seems like the creativity has ramped up since Williams returned, doesn’t it?

Reading Assignments

  • The Hurricanes announced a new game that can be played within the NHL app, Canes Pick ‘Em. It is a free to play app where fans can choose answers. More right answers means more points. More points means exclusive rewards. The full details are at the Canes website. [Carolina Hurricanes]
  • Om the list of Very Rod Brind’Amour Things, “go find a gym where you’re vacationing” is up near the top.
  • Artemi Panarin missed the New York Rangers final game before the All-Star break with an upper-body injury. The forward also missed the last two practices. [ESPN]
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is the third Charlotte Checkers goaltender to be named to the AHL All-Star Classic. [Charlotte Checkers]
  • Joel Quenneville returned to Chicago last night and the fans didn’t disappoint:
  • The Athletic has an entertaining NHL players poll every season, but ESPN now has an entertaining KHL player poll. They asked former NHL players at the KHL All-Star game their opinions about the KHL and Russia. [ESPN]
  • Akim Aliu signs with HC Litvinov in the Czech league. They have 14 games left in the season, and are making a push for the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • Oilers AHL defenseman Brandon Manning, was suspended for five-games for using a racial slur. [NBC Sports]
  • Connor McDavid was supposed to have serious surgery after suffering a PCL injury. He opted instead for rehab which saved an entire season. [TSN]
  • Seattle has secured the old Key Arena roof, and the construction phase has begun on the new arena. [NHL.com]